Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

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04 Aug 2021

Episode 122: The role of seismic interpreters in 2021

Jean-Paul van Gestel highlights the latest for seismic interpretation, the special section in July's The Leading Edge.

Seismic interpretation is the end game of the seismic data experiment. This is where all the hard work from seismic theory, modeling, acquisition, processing, and analysis comes together at the desks of the interpreters. 

In this episode, Jean-Paul discusses the interpreter's role in the workflow, why oil is first found in the mind of the geologist, how to take full advantage of the latest technology, and the best way to communicate to the decision-makers.

Jean-Paul van Gestel is an Adviser for Geophysical Integration at BP. He advises on the integration of the range of geophysical approaches including time-lapse (4D) seismic and new technologies like DAS into the geoscience workflow across various functions and disciplines. Jean-Paul has a Ph.D. in geophysics from The University of Texas at Austin.


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